On February 15th, we celebrate the life of Susan B. Anthony, a brave suffragette and great civil rights leader in the United States. Learn all about her life and her efforts to win voting rights for women including how she originally got into “trouble”, her early life and character, the famous convention, casting her ballot, the arrest/trial, and aftereffects.
Did you know people use to forecast the weather by watching the behavior of animals and insects? Luckily, we have the technology today to make weather forecasting a science that can be pretty accurate (except when we are planning an outdoor event!). Learn from Nick Walker, the weather dude, how meteorologists predict the weather. Sing along with his song, find out the different methods to forecast weather, and complete weather based activities. Happy National Weatherman’s Day (2/5)!
It’s no puzzle as to why we celebrate puzzles on National Puzzle Day (January 29th). Puzzles focused on the idea of symmetry are celebrated in this resource. Learn about spatial relationships and boost your understanding of numbers by customizing and assembling these cool jigsaw puzzles.
The opposite of everything is celebrated on the 25th for Opposite Day. If you are tall, celebrate shortness. If you are blue-eyed, celebrate the brown-eyed folks in our midst. Check out this word game exploring antonyms then create an original story about them. For ideas click the nouns and opposites buttons until the opposites you want to write about appear.
See more at http://writingfix.com/forkids/oppositegame.htm
Celebrate real dragons rather than the imaginary ones on Game of Thrones on the 16th for Dragon Appreciation Day. Check out National Geographic’s coverage of the formidable Komodo Dragon. The Komodo has been around for a long time, yet is relatively misunderstood and certainly underappreciated!
Did you know that January 10th is Houseplant Appreciation Day? One plant that is amazing in our houses and in the wild is the orchid. Discover how orchids outwit insects to reproduce and how they have adapted to survive in their environment. Truly a houseplant to appreciate!
Welcome to 2018! It may seem like just another day, but according to the calendar the entire year of 2017 is done and we are starting a brand new year! Check out how we organize our lives in accordance with the sun and stars. Understand the specifics of how calendars were developed through the ages and have a Happy New Year!
See more at http://www.webexhibits.org/calendars/
Even though it is loved all year round, there is one day when we are called to celebrate chocolate across the country – National Chocolate Day on December 28th! Learn all about where chocolate actually comes from – as a seed of the tropical cacao tree. Chocolat iteself has been a prized taste sensation for more than 2,500 years. One reason chocolate is so nice to eat is that it melts just below body temperature. So it really does melt in your mouth! Learn more about this tasty treat in this article by GLOBIO.
What release number is the iPhoneX? How many winter Olympics have we had after the XXIII Winter Games? Get a handle on the Roman Numerals we see everywhere with this interactive game. Convert from Arabic to Roman Numerals or the other way around with handy help available when you need it.
Imagine traveling around during late 1900′ Ohio and then to Kittyhawk, North Carolina to learn about the Fathers of Flight. Celebrate the invention of flight by observing Wright Brothers Day on December 17th with the help of NASA! Engage in learning with activities, simulations, primary sources, photos, historical articles and blueprints plus watching video clips of their early flights. Place yourself back in history and see how their inventions have helped transform the lives of people around the world.
See more at https://www.grc.nasa.gov/WWW/Wright/index.htm